The Cagayan de Oro City Council recently approved last July 9, 2018, City Ordinance No. 13458 adopting the Public-Private Partnership for the People’s Initiative for Local Governments (P4) paving the way for private firms to implement projects in partnership with the city government.
In an article from Mindanao Gold Star Daily, Councilor George Goking whose committee authored the P4 Code, said they have already received initial project offers from the private sector and these include the proposed reclamation project, dredging of the Cagayan de Oro River, proposed overpass and circumferential road.
Under the said code, “any contract signed in between by the local chief executive and the private sector should be approved by the city council”.
Accordingly, the code is aimed at providing better and timely basic social and infrastructure services needed by the city’s constituents.